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5/25/2018 1:14:59 PM
One of the busiest travel holidays of the year is getting underway and New York State Police and local law enforcement will be ramping up patrols to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving. The STOP-DWI enforcement period starts today and runs through Monday, May 28 across New York State. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joe Gerace says drivers need to think safety, whether its a short spin, or a more
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2018-05-25 01:59
Chautauqua County's long-time Public Facilities Director has decided retire from the position after holding the job for more than a decade. County Executive George Borrello recently announced DPF Director George Spanos will be stepping down effective August 15. Spanos first began his career with the county in March of 1987 as a junior engineer. He was later appointed director of public facilities more
2018-05-25 12:28
A Dunkirk man is facing a bevy of charges after he led Jamestown Police on both a vehicle and foot pursuit early this morning. The Jamestown Police Department's K-9 Unit tried to pull over a vehicle that was being driven by 32-year-old Conrad Thomas for having a headlight out on Sprague Street near Front Street. But, Thomas led police on a high-speed chase for a couple of blocks before stopping. more
2018-05-25 11:11
Jamestown Police investigators say the body that was recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Chadakoin River has been positively identified as the 35-year-old Jamestown man who had been missing for more than a month. Sean Carpenter went missing on April 11 as he was walking in the downtown area and heading for his home on Superior Street. An autopsy was performed this week by the Erie County Medical more
2018-05-25 08:24
The State DEC has issued an air quality health advisory for most of Western New York including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Erie counties for elevated levels of ozone. The advisory runs from 11 am until 11 pm today. When pollution levels are elevated, the State Department of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity, including the very young and those more
2018-05-25 08:01
Dunkirk City School District officials say there is no truth to rumors that the district is moving ahead with plans for reconfiguration. The issue was raised during a workshop meeting of the Dunkirk School Board Thursday evening after board members received a number of calls concerning changes at the Middle School. Superintendent Dr. James Tracy says the board will have to make the decision on more
2018-05-25 07:53
Evans Town Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night at a liquor store in Derby. The hold up occurred around 9:40 pm with the suspect displaying a small black handgun. The suspect fled the scene on foot and possibly got into a small gray/silver SUV heading into an unknown direction of travel. Police are encouraging you to call them if you have any information about more
2018-05-25 07:32
Coming off an emotional, extra innings win over Depew the previous day, Fredonia High School's baseball team had a quick turnaround on Thursday and faced Olean in a bid to extend their record run of seven consecutive Section VI championships. On a very warm afternoon in Gowanda, the Hillbillies finally met their match, as the Huskies won 12-8 to win the Class B-1 title. Fredonia (16-2) grabbed more
2018-05-25 07:02
A 66-year-old Clymer man was flown by Starflight to an Erie hospital after a crash involving a vehicle and a farm tractor on Bakerink Road in the town of French Creek. Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash around 6:30 pm Thursday evening and say that a vehicle driven by Dale Rager was traveling at a high rate of speed and could not stop in time to avoid the crash with the more
2018-05-24 03:10
Tick populations are growing in Chautauqua County and the percentage of ticks that are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is also on the rise. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services says the State Department of Health conducts annual tick surveillance and results from 2017 showed that in specific areas of Chautauqua County, the rate of ticks infected with more
2018-05-24 12:38
The city of Dunkirk will be holding a public meeting and open house Thursday evening on plans for improvements in the waterfront area and along Central Avenue from the city to the village of Fredonia. First Ward Councilman Don Williams is encouraging the public to attend the meeting that will be held at Dunkirk High School.  He says among the items to be discussed, the city's pier project... more
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